On October 9 KST, EXO dropped some amazing news on fans — Chen would be making a solo comeback with a brand new digital single called Hello!
Releasing the dreamy watercolor album cover art, the news immediately had the whole world going wild as the keywords “Chen” and Chen’s real name “Jongdae” took over the trends worldwide.
CHEN 첸 Digital Single [안녕(Hello)]
— EXO (@weareoneEXO) October 8, 2020
With the new single set to be released on October 15, fans everywhere are celebrating the amazing news and here are 15 of the most relatable reactions!
1. Antis should be quaking
There’s no escaping the word hello. Take that antis!
I love how “Hello 안녕” is Jongdae’s newest single 😌
Antis will think of Jongdae whenever they say hello to someone 😌😌 love that
— ℓoey찬 🍒 (@kpoplover727) October 8, 2020
2. It’s a win
THE Chen is coming? Yeah, that’s a major win for us all!
are you aware?? we won. kim jongdae is coming 💅🏻 pic.twitter.com/nkvx2jLU8k
— ً (@EX9SOURCE) October 8, 2020
3. The aesthetics are real
From April, and a Flower to Dear my dear and now Hello, Chen has been blessing us all with the most gorgeous album artwork which matches the beautiful songs inside!
jongdae's brand is always releasing the prettiest songs matched with the prettiest artwork pic.twitter.com/cgyQSwSFIQ
— hello, jongdae (@chennieverse) October 8, 2020
Chen’s got us all way too excited for this release!
HELLO EVERYONE HELP ME IM DYING IN PEACE PMG IM FUCKING EXCITED SOMEONE HELP ME IM CRYING WLDJSKMFKDKFKV pic.twitter.com/1bOEomVfZd
— lala (@beomkaiwoon) October 8, 2020
5. Don’t touch me, I’m soft
If this is a dream, don’t wake me up!
Why am I crying seeing these?
A boy wqlking alone which obviously it's Chen, then a couple sitting beside each other and now, am I seeing a girl carrying by his father on his back? 😭😭😭
Or am I just dreaming?#JONGDAE#EXO @weareoneEXO #Jongdae pic.twitter.com/bkLMyb0qEp
— Eylul Exo_l (@EylulExol1) October 8, 2020
6. Art is art
As Chen himself is art personified, it makes sense that everything he touches is art too!
— Nora (@noraxo9) October 8, 2020
7. Seriously, this
Need we say more?
— lissa🐰🐾 1BV (@kimjuncottton1) October 8, 2020
8. Are we proud?
There’s really only one answer!
👇🏻 👇🏻 👇🏻
Yes Yes Yes
— ALY💫 (@S0LAREX0_) October 8, 2020
9. This time next week
One week from now you’ll find me streaming “Hello”!
— just another K-fan (@allthingEkXrOan) October 8, 2020
10. Psst…Chen, you dropped something
hey jongdae, you dropped this👑 https://t.co/35puwiRX9z
— 🏳️🌈julcia uwu🏳️🌈 (@bossczikin) October 8, 2020
11. This is NOT a drill!
We repeat… This is NOT a drill!
HEEEE IIISSS BAAAAAAAAAACK!!!! JONGDAE IS BACK CHEN IS BACK I HAVE MISS U SO MUUUCH pic.twitter.com/j9Azf8Doqy
— [Gretchen] (@greciamonse10) October 8, 2020
12. Who needs coffee when there’s a whole Chen?
Chen single-handedly giving us all the energy we need.
I suddenly have the energy to do all my assignments, module and essays and collect hearts on choeaedol. ILL DO EVERYTHING FOR JONGDAE AND EXO. @weareoneEXO
— celine says HELLO to Jongdae (@helloimcc615) October 8, 2020
13. Where’s the lie though?
beautiful, amazing, unbelievable, unique, breathtaking, awesome, wonderful, brilliant, marvelous, astonishing, tremendous, stunning, astounding, fantastic, terrific, superb, lovely, unreal, gorgeous, heavenly, magnificent, fabulous, untouchable, never done before, kim jongdae!!!! https://t.co/Do5r7GboFa
— adri (@daetiddies) October 8, 2020
14. Before vs. After
The most accurate before and after picture ever!
The world before
The world after Singel Jongdae ♥️ pic.twitter.com/FkE6CbUmIy
— dude•• (@dumyeon) October 8, 2020
15. Coming to save 2020
Chen’s about to fix this year with his heavenly voice.
jongdae coming back to save the music industry and 2020 pic.twitter.com/FOpIE8X9YC
— certified DILF (chen) LOCKDOWN (@dilfseong) October 8, 2020
Chen’s most recent solo comeback was in October 2019 with the mini-album Dear my dear but more recently, he lent his angelic voice to the OST for the drama Do You Like Brahms? His new digital single Hello, meanwhile, will be released on October 15 at 6 PM KST!